Rock Royalty You Am I To Headline Port Douglas Carnivale

Port Douglas, 14th February, 2023 – You Am I, the iconic Aussie rockers, fronted by lead singer-songwriter and guitarist Tim Rogers, will headline Port Douglas Carnivale’s Tropic Rock concert in 2023.

Having released their 11th studio album in 2021, The Lives of others, the group are in good form and after more than two decades of touring, deliver a live show that has earned them a special place as Australian rock royalty.

Their signature rock sound has scored 10 ARIA awards and 31 nominations during the band’s long music career and gathered fans across the globe. 

Michael Kerr, Mayor of Douglas Shire, said You Am I promised to deliver a concert experience like no other with iconic Rex Smeal Park once again the backdrop for the Tropic Rock event. 

“This will be the first time the band has performed in Port Douglas and five years since touring FNQ and no doubt, will be something special,” he said. 

Also returning to the Port Douglas Carnivale line-up is the signature event The Longest Lunch, FNQ Gin Fest, Seafood Extravaganza and Family Beach Day, while the Wonderland Spiegeltent will once again bring its decadent blend of sensational acrobatics, operatic cabaret, and tongue in cheek burlesque to Market Park.

The crowd-favourite Street Parade will show the world what the region is all about with its ‘Living the Best Life’ theme inspiring people to share how they live their best lives.

The vibrant mix of food, fun and festival begins on Friday, May 12, building to the main Carnivale weekend on May 19-21.

Mayor Kerr said the town was ready to welcome new and returning visitors to the much-loved event, which is now in its 29th year. 

“We are encouraging our creative local individuals, schools, groups, businesses and organisations to show how they live enjoy life to the fullest here in Port Douglas and Daintree,” he said. 

“It’s the simple things that make our lives so meaningful, from family traditions and friendships, to surrounding ourselves in the beautiful nature and wildlife we have here. 

“Sustainability, caring for our environment, and our excellence in agriculture and tourism are all things we should also be recognising and celebrating.”

Mayor Kerr said the Carnivale program offers a mix of adult and family events to suit all tastes and budgets.

“Douglas Shire Council is excited to present our much-loved Carnivale – it is a great festival and with local arts, culture and music as well as significant national acts in the program, we hope our visitors and the Douglas community get involved and enjoy themselves.”

For more information, and to book tickets for the Tropic Rock concert, visit the website*Tickets will be released for the Wonderland Spiegeltent and The Longest Lunch in the coming weeks.


Tanya Snelling

Strategic PR

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